Le Safranier is a pretty, flowery little corner of the old town of Antibes stretching from Rue de Tourraque through to the much photographed Rue de bas Castelet. The main square and particularly the restaurant la Taverne du Safranier is the place where the locals get together. In addition to being the hub of all the various festivals that take place year round, such as the May fêtes, the feast of the yule-log, and the chestnut festival The square is also known as the place where Nikos Kazantzakis wrote the famous Zorba the Greek.